Bruno Taut: De fantasie voorbij
Alice Roegholt, Jürgen Stoye, Laura Lubbers, Nadia Abdelkaui, Nikki Manger, Ton Heijdra
Museum Het Schip, 2020
German architect Bruno Taut (1880-1938) designed colorful working-class neighborhoods and utopian pavilions, imaginative steel structures and green garden cities. His philosophical and pragmatic designs inspire to this day. Bruno Taut was a headstrong architect, who made a name for himself in the turbulent years after the First World War as an avant-garde, public housing and utopian designer. This publication provides insight into the life of Bruno Taut. His special connection with the Netherlands is discussed for the first time. Bruno Taut greatly admired the architects of the Amsterdam School and the Rotterdam Opbouw and vice versa, he also influenced Dutch architects.
Bruno Taut still lives on worldwide. For example, we see his colorful buildings return in the Regenboogbuurt in Almere and his utopian and philosophical ideas are depicted in a completely different way in the designs of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The versatility of Taut’s designs illustrates how he transformed his utopian ideals into the practical world of public housing: beyond fantasy. IN DUTCH!